IFD Business Stream

Level 3

International Foundation Diploma in Business

The NCC Education Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Business is an Applied General qualification which allows candidates to understand the essentials of Business and finance along with applied cultural understanding in the context of international business.

SIPS International Foundation Diploma in Business prepares students in all disciplines of Business including Business Marketing, Business Management, Advertising and Public Relations, Enterprise and Innovation, Law and Taxation, Geography and International relations, Geography and Tourism, IR and Politics, Law and politics.

Business Modules

Study and Communication Skills

Equips student with the essential study skills needed to succeed at university level. They will learn the basic skills necessary to conduct independent research, write academic papers, give formal oral presentations and apply what has been taught during lectures.

IT Skills

Provides an introduction to the key IT skills that will be required in their studies. They will learn basic skills in word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software. The unit will focus on the Microsoft Office suite, but has been designed to allow students to gain the relevant skills regardless of the software version being used.

Introduction to Business

Provides an introduction to the purpose, types and organization of businesses. Students also become familiar with a range of business concepts such as basic marketing practices.

Introduction to Accounting and Economics

Introduces the key principles of accounting and economics. Students will become accustomed to concepts such as market structures and monetary policy and also learn how to produce simple financial statements.

Foundation Mathematics

This module builds upon student’s knowledge of mathematics whilst introducing new topics appropriate across a range of academic disciplines and for their future career.

Progression Degree

1. BA (Hons) Business Management
2. BA (Hons) International Marketing
3. BA (Hons) Entrepreneurship
4. BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
5. BA (Hons) Business and Globalization

Assessment & Examination

Students are assessed through written assignments and examinations to ensure that effective learning of the content in each unit has taken place.
Students are required to submit their written assignments which will be provided to them with complete instructions. This would include written reports, power point slides or poster and oral presentations. Students are given the opportunity to receive feedback on their performance in formative tasks before submitting assignments.

Students are given opportunities to take mock exams before the final examinations, which they will need to complete under timed examination conditions. Once an assignment has been submitted the tutor will provide written feedback and a grade. Students will have a reasonable opportunity to resubmit work if necessary to pass.
All assessments will be based upon the tutor’s academic judgments, but these will be verified by internal assessors. Students are given the opportunity to appeal the decisions.